SPE Online Education
New Technologies for Flaring Elimination & Methane Emissions Measurement
Recorded On: 09/08/2021
This webinar will discuss the current state of two key technologies for oilfield methane management—flaring elimination and remote sensing. The regulatory and business implications of these technology developments will be discussed from both the Operators and Regulators perspectives.
- New flaring reduction technologies that are more efficient and cost-effective—such as incineration, gas injection, and on-site power generation—promise dramatic reductions in waste gas emissions from oil and gas production.
- How can Operators & Regulators facilitate and encourage the adoption of improved or new technologies?
- Could collaborative efforts reduce the unit costs & accelerate adoption?
- How should we manage the rollout of such technologies?
- Remote monitoring and measurement of methane emissions via satellite, aerial, and site-based equipment promise improved leak detection, real-time emissions monitoring, and more accurate quantification of methane emissions.
- What are the current technological limitations (e.g. accuracy, resolution)?
- How can these new technologies be deployed for more effective, accurate reporting? How will these new tools fit with—or replace—current standards for testing/monitoring (e.g. EPA NSP Standards)?
This webinar is categorized under the Production and Operations, Projects, Facilities, and Construction, Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability and Data Science and Engineering Analytics technical disciplines.
All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by Audrey Mascarenhas and Daniel Palmer and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from Audrey Mascarenhas and Daniel Palmer.
This webinar is a collaboration between SPE, IOGCC and EDF.
President and CEO, Questor Technology Inc.
Audrey Mascarenhas is President and CEO of Questor Technology Inc. (Questor) a public, international company focused on clean air and energy efficiency technology. Audrey has worked in energy and environment for over 39 years with Gulf Canada Resources Ltd., presently Conoco-Phillips and Questor. Through her leadership, she has focused on technology solutions to eliminate methane and harmful pollutants. Audrey shares her passion for the environment and served as a distinguished lecturer with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) in 2010-2011. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering and holds a Master’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Calgary. She is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers. Audrey was the recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 Prairies Award for Cleantech and Environmental Services and received a national citation for Values-Based Innovation. Audrey currently serves as an expert on the Circular Economic Panel advising Environment Canada, the Lazaridis Institute global advisory and the Schulich Industry Engineering Advisory Council. She chaired the Canadian Federal Government Clean Technology Economic Strategy table and was an Energy Futures Lab fellow.
Technology Deployment Lead, OGCI Climate Investments
Daniel Palmer leads technology deployment at OGCI Climate Investments. In this role he works to accelerate the deployment of new technologies to reduce GHG emissions in the oil and gas industry.
Daniel has a worked for technology startups in applications of solar energy to oil production, and mining geoscience and previously spent more than 20 years at Schlumberger in various roles across the globe, working across sales, operations, marketing and technical positions. He led the global marketing and technology function for Schlumberger Wireline and holds numerous patents and has widely published in oil and gas, solar enhanced oil recovery and mining technology.
Daniel is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), holds a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Cambridge and attended Heriot-Watt University for post-graduate studies in petroleum engineering.
Adam Peltz (Moderator)
Senior Attorney, EDF
Adam Peltz is a Senior Attorney in EDF’s Energy program. He focuses on oil and gas and carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) regulation and policy and serves as a public advocate on oil and gas and CCS development issues, with a focus on well integrity and orphan well management. Adam is responsible for managing multi-stakeholder efforts concerning oil and gas and CCS development to improve environmental outcomes through enhanced regulation and improved industry practices.
Tony Zamora (Moderator)
Tony Zamora is an advisor on safety & sustainability risks of the oil & gas industry. Over the past three decades he has worked as an environmental scientist, regulatory & permitting specialist, HSE manager and management consultant in California, Alaska, Texas, Louisiana, and China and employed by Alyeska Pipeline, BP Exploration, Chevron and ERM. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Tony is currently consulting for non-profit O&G industry stakeholders and has been an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers since 2008.
This SPE webinar is sponsored by the Environmental Defense Fund and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission.